New leadership line-up at business body

SALE Business and Tourism Association has a fresh new look.

Khayaam Hair Salon owner Leeanne Pearce has been elected president of Sale Business and Tourism Association.

Mrs Pearce takes over from Signature Beds owner Mandy Garrard, who is relocating to Maldon in central Victoria.

In other changes to the executive, Tim Munckton (Powered Solutions) takes on the secretary’s position, while Elise Kiss (LJ Hooker, Sale) has been elected vice-president.

Gippsland Times journalist Davyd Reid has been elected public relations officer, while Brad Seeber (Crowe Horwath), Trent Fairweather (Star Hotel) and Alan Lewis (Port of Sale Heritage Cruises) continue as treasurer, promotions officer and community improvement officer respectively.

“Together I think we have a really strong group of leaders that I know will take the SBTA to the next level,” Mrs Pearce said.

“We have a great (executive) team, but we can all work together and do great things for the town.

“The challenge is bringing all businesses on board, not just retail.”

Promotions officer Trent Fairweather said SBTA would aim to facilitate some promotional activity each quarter.

SBTA’s role is to support, educate and facilitate a healthy, vibrant business community. It holds regular networking events, workshops and business breakfasts and facilitates links to Wellington Shire Council and other government bodies.

Other benefits of membership include:

Networking opportunities which aims to bring Sale traders together in an informal environment to share business ideas, form new friendships and strengthen what Sale has to offer. Each year SBTA will host four unique events.

Participation in the Shop in Sale e-voucher program which aims to encourage people to shop locally.

Be kept up to date with what is happening within Sales Business community by belonging to Sale’s only independent business voice

Give your business an increased web presence on SBTA website and

Ability to attend all SBTA meetings and vote on important matters affecting the Sale business environment.

Business details listed on the SBTA website and linked to your website.

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